Gabriel Cornelius von Max [1889] Monkeys as Judges of Art. Oil on canvas, 85 × 107cm. Neue Pinakothek, Munich.

OPPORTUNITIES & ANNOUNCEMENTS

A current list of local and international deadlines, announcements, opportunities, workshops and courses. Please check back because this page is updated regularly. If you would like to post open calls, opportunities or vacancies on this list please use the contact form to send us the details.

Open Call: Deep Trash Romance
Deadline: Friday 1 December 2017
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, Pollard Row, London E2 6NB
CUNTemporary is now accepting proposals for a new episode of ‘Deep Trash’, the unique multi-disciplinary exhibition and performance club night in London. This call looks at the dimensions of romance and intimacy, desire and love, their political potential and their subversive power. Calling for performances, videos and artworks to be shown on Saturday 10 February 2018 at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club. We accept proposals by artists of any artistic background and nationality. We are also keen to hear from writers, artists and academics responding to the call either in written form (theory and cross-genre) or through performative lectures, which will be presented during the symposium ‘Love, Pain & Intimacy in Live Art’. This will be hosted by the Department of Drama at Queen Mary University on Thursday 8 February 2018, with a keynote talk by Dr. Dominic Johnson.

Jerwood Artist Bursaries
Deadline: 4 December 2017, 5pm
Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street, Bankside, London, SE1 0LN
Visual artists within 10 years of graduating or establishing their practice are invited to apply for 12 bursaries of £1,000 for the development of their practice. This could be for the costs of making new work or exploring a new collaboration, mentoring, professional or skills based training, travel or a combination of these. The project aims to encourage experimentation and to provide an opportunity for artists to define and determine their own development needs. Through these bursaries we would like to support activity which it may be hard to find specific funding for elsewhere, a specific piece of work or idea which may or may not have a tangible outcome. Each selected artist will receive mentoring from the Jerwood Visual Arts team and be part of a peer-network, attending facilitated sessions as a group.

Open Call for Residencies in 2018 Wysing Arts Centre
Application deadline: Monday 11 December 2017, midnight
Wysing Arts Centre Fox Road, Bourn, Cambridge, CB23 2TX
Throughout 2018 we will offer our site and resources to artists working across a range of practices who wish to develop new work within an atmosphere of collaboration. We are particularly keen to work with artists who have not yet been able to access opportunities at Wysing, and those whose work, or networks, empower and support diverse communities of interest. We are interested in hearing from artists who are already working within self-organised groups who would like to use this opportunity to strengthen the group, those who want to come together for the first time to collaborate on new ideas. We are keen to hear from artists who can bring a range of cultural, social, racial and gender perspectives to the programme.

Open call Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Archives Research Travel Fund
Application deadline: 15 December 2017
Robert Rauschenberg Foundation 381 Lafayette Street New York NY 10003
A new opportunity for researchers and scholars interested in visiting the Rauschenberg Foundation and its Archives in New York City. The Fund will provide partial support for travel expenses related to the visit. The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Archives is the most comprehensive body of information on the artist’s life and career. The Archives Research Travel Fund supports continued scholarly and investigative use of these materials by funding individuals that demonstrate a compelling need to use the archives and addressing financial barriers that may prohibit onsite access to the Archives. The application is open to all individuals, encouraging research opportunities that move beyond traditional art historical discourse. We invite scholars, academics, artists, and other researchers who can demonstrate a compelling need to use the archival materials onsite at the Foundation to apply.

Berwick Artists’ Moving Image Residency 2018
Application deadline: Monday 18 December 2017, 5pm
Berwick Visual Arts Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland TD15 1AJ
Berwick Visual Arts and Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival  annual artist’s residency is an opportunity for a moving-image artist to create a new work in Berwick-upon-Tweed in Northumberland. The residency is for a six-month period beginning in April 2018 with a bursary of £7500 and private accommodation and studio space in Berwick-upon-Tweed. The outcome of the residency will be premiered at Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival between 20th and 23rd September 2018. Open to artists currently resident in the UK and Europe, or international artists who already have permission to work in the UK. Applicants should also be able to demonstrate a commitment to their artistic practice through a strong track record of creating new work through projects, exhibitions and commissions.

Open Call Museum of Oxford Digital Artist Residency
Application deadline: Sunday 7 Jan 2018, Midnight
Museum of Oxford St Aldate’s, Oxford OX1 1BX
The digital residency provides an online space on DAR’s site for artists to develop works, ideas and practices. The resulting work will culminate in an exhibition at the Museum of Oxford during the Urban Oxford exhibition. The Urban Oxford residency will take place online from 3rd Feb – 28th April 2018 coinciding with the physical exhibition at the Museum of Oxford. We are looking for artists to propose new works which use digital processes and techniques to create work around the theme of Urban Oxford. We are interested in projects that deal with research interactions between digital, online spaces and/or their physical locations. The residencies are open to artists working in any discipline and/or medium, and from anywhere in the UK. DAR and Museum of Oxford are particularly interested in proposals from artists working with digital practices that can be realised in a physical exhibition at Museum of Oxford. We are interested in artists who can make use of DAR’s 24/7 access and multimedia facilities such as live streaming.

Communal Knowledge Open Call – Residency with The Showroom and Imperial Health Charity, St Mary’s Hospital Paediatric Services
Deadline: Sunday, 7 January 2018, Midnight
The Showroom 63 Penfold Street London NW8 8PQ
The Showroom and Imperial Health Charity are inviting artists to submit proposals for a new collaborative project. An opportunity for artists who wish to develop their practice through working in the healthcare environment and collaborating with young patients. The Residency will work with St Mary’s Hospital Paediatric Services near Paddington and will take place over a period of six months from February 2018. The unit treats young people with a wide range of conditions and is also home to Chelsea Community Hospital School a ‘community special school’, providing education for children and young people while they are in hospital.  The successful applicant will take a critically engaged approach to collaborative practice to produce an alternative body of knowledge gained through communal activity and experience. Much of the emphasis is on finding ways to re-think or ‘unlearn’ established norms, values, codes, roles and relations, to create visibility and discourse.

Open call for studio residency
Submission deadline: 1 February 2018 (for 9 April to 12 July 2018)
Unit 1 Gallery, 1 Bard Road, London W10 6TP
Free studio for 3 months followed by solo exhibition in London. Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop is excited to announce its residency programme for the year. The gallery is offering one artist access for three months to one of its 700 square foot studio spaces, with both natural and professional lighting. Working above the gallery space, the successful applicant has the opportunity to network with artists, curators, collectors and the wider public whilst visiting ongoing exhibitions and events organised in the gallery. The residency programme will also provide guidance from gallery directors as well as an end-of-residency solo exhibition organised in the studio space. The residency programme is open to artists of all ages and backgrounds including international artists living outside of the United Kingdom. The application cost is £35.

Nicholas Fox Weber Curatorial Residencies
Application deadline: 23 February 2018, 5pm
The Glucksman, University College Cork, Ireland
A programme of curatorial residencies from 2018–2022 in Cork, offering two paid opportunities annually for curators based outside of Ireland to undertake research within the artistic and academic context of the Glucksman and to enable wider engagement with the artistic and cultural networks in the Cork region. The objectives of the residency programme are to provide time and space for curators to develop exhibition, project or writing outcomes that draw on the regional and interdisciplinary context of the Glucksman, stimulate knowledge exchange and curatorial discourse within the academic framework of University College Cork, support curatorial research that engages with artists and cultural practitioners in the Cork region. Each residency will provide accommodation and curatorial studio for two weeks in Cork, a stipend of 1500 euro and a further 1000 euro to support travel costs to and from Cork.

Open Call ROOM 6.3 / Dear London (November 2017-April 2018)
Deadline: 31 March 2018
hARTslane, 17 Harts Lane, London SE14 5UP
hARTslane ROOM 6.0 is a socially engaging art platform open to submissions. It focuses on a relevant contemporary issue every 6 months and provides a forum for exploration and cultural engagement on current affairs. Submissions are welcome from artists and curators alike. The specific topic can be addressed through collaborative and site specific projects, exhibitions, workshops, talks and screenings. The programme welcomes proposals from UK based as well as international art practitioners.  Room 6.3 DEAR LONDON celebrates the empty, forgotten buildings in London and imagines a new use for them, a new relation between people and space, where humanity is at heart.

Open-submission: Big Screen Southend
Rolling deadline
Focal Point Gallery, Elmer Ave, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1NB
Big Screen Southend is a purpose-built display screen designed for the presentation of artist commissions, live transmissions, and short and feature films relative to the cultural context of Southend, South Essex and further afield. Big Screen accepts artist submissions on an on-going basis to be considered for future public programmes. Located at the centre of Elmer Square, the screen is a hundred yards from Southend Central Station (trains every fifteen minutes from London Fenchurch Street. Journey time fifty minutes). Big Screen is a partnership project between Focal Point Gallery, University of Essex, South Essex College and Southend-on-Sea Borough Council.

Exhibitions at Lewisham Arthouse Gallery
Rolling deadline
Lewisham Arthouse 140 Lewisham Way London SE14 6PD
The Arthouse Gallery runs a selected programme of contemporary art exhibitions throughout the year. If you are a curator or an artist with an idea for an exhibition we’d like to hear from you. Details of how to submit a proposal are on the website.

Open Call for Interfaces Monthly
Rolling deadline
Interfaces Monthly is a get-together for people working at the junction of art and technology, organised by the Barbican and The Trampery. A monthly platform for ideas and exchange, each event includes selected artworks, presentations and discussions in an informal social setting with a low-priced bar. We can provide: Venue, Promotion, Network, Introductions & connections to partners, Some technical & logistical support. We accept proposals on any form of work engaging with both art and technology, ranging from performance to VR. If you’d like to present at an Interfaces Monthly, fill in your details below – we have a rolling deadline for future sessions and would love to hear from you.

NOVEMBER 2017

Open call for studio residency
Submission deadline: 1 November 2017 (for 1 Jan to 5 April 2018)
Unit 1 Gallery, 1 Bard Road, London W10 6TP
Free studio for 3 months followed by solo exhibition in London. Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop is excited to announce its residency programme for the year. The gallery is offering one artist access for three months to one of its 700 square foot studio spaces, with both natural and professional lighting. Working above the gallery space, the successful applicant has the opportunity to network with artists, curators, collectors and the wider public whilst visiting ongoing exhibitions and events organised in the gallery. The residency programme will also provide guidance from gallery directors as well as an end-of-residency solo exhibition organised in the studio space. The residency programme is open to artists of all ages and backgrounds including international artists living outside of the United Kingdom. The application cost is £35.

Open Call: Artist-in-Residence 2018
Deadline: Friday, 3 November 2017, midnight
Centre for Philosophy and Visual Arts & Kunsthuis SYB, Netherlands
An opportunity for artists with an interest or curiosity in philosophy to attend a lecture series and develop their research to develop new work at Kunsthuis SYB . Visual artists working in any discipline or media are invited to write a proposal in response to a topic discussed one of two lecture series. The Search For Meaning, led by Christopher Hamilton, discusses the human condition in light of philosophical and literary sources. The Ethics of Migration, by Sarah Fine, offers an overview of key debates about the ethics of migration in contemporary political philosophy. For more information download the info pack.

Call for Entries – A5 Portfolio #8 (November)
Deadline: 5 November 2017
A5 magazine wants to try and shine a light on some of the amazing artists working today. We are now taking entries for the November edition of the zine. Brief: send us a large digital image of your work. Also send us any information you think is relevant. Any text needs to be kept brief as we get hundreds of submissions. Entries can be emailed to us at november@afive.co.uk

Open Call: Whitechapel Artist Residency Opportunity Jan–May 2018
Deadline: 26 November 2017
Whitechapel Gallery 77-82 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX
The Whitechapel Gallery invites artists living and working in London, who have graduated in the last three years to apply for a residency with the Gallery’s Youth Forum: Duchamp & Sons. An opportunity for an artist with a socially-engaged practice to collaborate with young people around the theme Transition and Turnings. Over four months, the artist will work alongside the group in realising a project leading to an exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery (Galleries 5 & 6) in May 2018. Applicants should have a socially-engaged practice and experience of working collaboratively.

Call For Papers: Visual Pedagogies London 2018
Deadline: 30 November 2017
UCL Institute of Education 20 Bedford Way London WC1H 0AL
Can we teach what we see? Can we see what we teach? How is the world changed, reaffirmed, or progressed through the visual? How does it slip back? What impact can thoughtful uses of images in teaching, scholarship, artistic, and political practice have on the future, as well as on the telling of history? How can we as scholars, practitioners, educators, and concerned citizens of the world see ourselves as teachers of and through the visual, whatever our context? The International Association for Visual Culture welcomes papers and creative proposals that address the issues of visual pedagogies for the 5th Biennial Conference of the International Association for Visual Culture, 13 – 15 September 2018.

Call for Proposals Research Network 2018: Duties of Self-Care
Deadline for proposals: Thursday 30 November 2017, 5pm
Stuart Hall Library Rivington Place London EC2A 3BA
In a society dominated by capital, we are used to measuring our health in relation to our productivity. What strategies can artists and activists use to oppose this? The next Research Network will revolve around how artists attend to self-care in an economic climate of austerity and instability. It will address tactics for reclaiming control and responsibility as a way of rejecting institutional exploitation, when financial, mental and physical precarity is the accepted state of being for artists. How do artist and activist collectivities provide structures for support and self-care and protection against burnout? What is the artistic obligation to social responsibility, engagement and ethically conscious practice? Who or what does the artist have a duty to? Does it benefit the artist? Is it ethical for precarious artists to fulfil societal roles that should be paid for by the state or other institutions? The Stuart Hall Library is now looking for artists, curators, activists, students and researchers to respond to ideas around art, activism and self-care for research network events to take place February – December 2018, as part of Iniva’s artistic programme. The Research Network acts as a testing ground for new ideas within a peer group. It is a meeting place for the discussion of practice-based or more conventional forms of research that may include: visual arts, film and media, curatorial practice, cultural studies, social sciences, cultural activism, postcolonial studies, literary studies, including criticism and theory. Proposals are encouraged from artists, curators and practitioners working in the fields listed above.

 

 

OCTOBER 2017

Open Call: Whitstable Biennale 2018
Deadline for submissions: Monday 2 October 2017, 10am
Whitstable Biennale, Horsebridge Road, Whitstable
Whitstable Biennale is a festival of contemporary visual art. We commission ambitious and experimental work, focusing on film and performance. We invite proposals for a new work to be part of the programme of our next festival in June 2018. Our curators will select one work and the artist will receive a budget of £1500, inclusive of fees and materials. We will provide equipment and installation support (within reason!).  Works include one-off performances and screenings, installations and exhibitions. Proposals can be for fully developed projects that haven’t been shown before and early in development. We don’t have many traditional venues, so ideas need to be adaptable or specifically planned with knowledge of Whitstable.

Call For Entries: Solidary – Now More Then Ever
Deadline: Sunday, 15 October 2017
ACC Galerie Weimar e.V. Burgplatz 1+2 Weimar 99423 Germany
24th International Studio Program of the ACC Galerie Weimar and the City of Weimar: “Solidary – now more then ever”. Artists from around the world are invited to apply to live and work in Weimar for four-month periods starting in February, June and October of 2018. A monthly stipend of 1000€ will be paid. Three artists will be chosen by a jury of art specialists meeting in November 2017.

Create Church Street – arts and culture funding
Application deadline: 16 October 2017
The Showroom 63 Penfold Street London NW8 8PQ
Call out to artists to apply to the Create Church Street fund for socially engaged projects in Church Street. The Showroom is working with Westminster City Council to invite applications from artists for the Create Church Street fund designed to support and encourage arts and culture in the Church Street Ward area. The fund seeks to award grants from £200 to £10,000 to artists, organisations or individuals to deliver creative activities for local people of all ages and backgrounds to take part in from March 2016 to the end of July 2018. More information about the fund and conditions for applying can be found here. If you are interested in applying, please contact Louise Shelley at The Showroom on 020 7724 4300 or louise@theshowroom.org.

Submissions Open: Shape Open 2018
Submissions deadline: Monday 16 October 2017, 12 noon
Art Pavilion Mile End Park, Clinton Road, London E3 4QY
Currently in its sixth year, the Open is Shape’s annual exhibition of artwork by disabled and non-disabled artists created in response to a disability-centred theme. The Open provides a space where disabled and non-disabled artists can discuss views and ideas about issues and topics which are often sidelined within artistic debate.
This year’s theme is “Collective Influence”, questioning how the “collective” has the power to evoke change in contrast to individual influence, viral influence, or positive and negative influences, this exhibition is an examination of the role art plays in influencing social change. Artists are invited to submit work in 2D, 3D, video or audio form. Any artist can apply to our call for submissions and exhibitors will be selected by a panel of arts industry judges, including Shape Open patron Yinka Shonibare MBE. Shape Open will be held at The Art Pavilion, Mile End, London from Thursday 22 March until Thursday 5 April 2018.

SEPTEMBER 2017

Lewisham Arthouse studios available from 1 October 2017
Deadline: Thursday 7 September 2017, 6pm
Lewisham Arthouse 140 Lewisham Way London SE14 6PD
2 studios available one is a sublet for 12 months and the other is a permanent studio offering a great opportunity to become a member of Lewisham Arthouse. Both studios are available from beginning October 2017. Studio F15 – 173 sq ft / £73 pcm, permanent studio available from 1 October: Studio F15 is a partitioned studio with excellent natural light from the glass ceiling and is on the first floor and is accessed by stairs. Studio G4 – 135 sq ft / £73.00 pcm, sublet for 12 months – available from 2 October 2017: Studio G4 is a partitioned space on the ground floor with excellent natural light from the large glass windows. Please note that the sublet will not be part of the Arthouse membership. Shortlisted Applicants will be contacted for interview shortly after this date.

South London Gallery Post-Graduate Artist Residency 2017/2018
Application deadline: 11th September 2017, 12 noon

South London Gallery, 65-67 Peckham Rd, London SE5 8UH
This year the South London Gallery Post-Graduate Residency is an open submission six month residency opportunity available to artists completing an MA, MFA, PGDip, MRes or an equivalent programme of study (including alternative, peer organised and non-accredited programmes) from an institution, collective or art school in the UK between October 2016 and October 2017. The residency is also being generously supported by Black Dog Publishing, allowing the recipient the opportunity to produce a publication. The residency enables the production of a new body of work and a rare opportunity for a recent graduate to exhibit within an internationally renowned institution.

Open call – Stuart Hall Library Artist’s Residency 2018
Application deadline: Monday 25 September 2017, 5pm
Stuart Hall Library, Rivington Place, London EC2A 3BA
Stuart Hall Foundation and Iniva announce the second Stuart Hall Library Artist’s Residency commencing in February 2018. The residency is a funded opportunity for an artist to be in residence at Iniva’s Stuart Hall Library over a three-month period from February to April 2018. The selected artist will receive a total sum of £4,500 and given support to pursue their research in the library. Building on the distinct connections between both organisations, the residency offers a visual artist the opportunity to develop their practice by excavating the ideas contained within the library, taking the writings of Professor Stuart Hall as a starting point. We are particularly interested in working with an artist whose practice is informed by perspectives on politics, identity and activism; who is interested in the language of the international and ideas around diaspora; and whose methodology may relate to notions of archiving and the archival.

Time and Space Residencies at Metal
Deadline: 30 September 2017
Southend / Liverpool / Peterborough
Metal’s Time and Space Residencies are open opportunities for established artist with at least 5 years in practice, working in all disciplines to access Metal’s spaces, the support of its staff and its local, national and international networks. With two application deadlines each year the selection process is favourable to artists looking to develop their practices or with a specific idea or project to develop. Metal has 10 Time and Space residencies to offer each year. 3 in Southend / 4 in Liverpool / 3 in Peterborough. Artists who are selected for a Time and Space residency are expected to be self motivated, self organizing and self contained and to meet all their own expenses other than working space (and accommodation if in Southend). These residencies do not offer a fee or any per diems. Whether you have a fully formed idea or just need time and space to develop your work Time and Space residencies are hugely valuable experiences to help create new work and expand practices.

AUGUST 2017

Standpoint Futures Development Residencies for Artists
Application deadline: Monday 7 August
Standpoint, 45 Coronet Street, London N1 6HD
Standpoint Futures is a residency programme for UK visual artists based outside the capital, providing high calibre, tailored opportunities for discussion and interaction with the London art world. Award includes 6 weeks residency at Chisenhale Studios, free studio and accommodation, all advisor and mentoring meetings, plus expenses contribution of £100 per week. First residency: 6 Nov – 15 Dec 2017. Second residency: 8 Jan – 16 Feb 2018. Application fee: £16.

Critical Theory in Contemporary Art Practice
7 — 11 August 2017, Monday to Friday 10am—4pm for 5 days
Chelsea College of Arts, 16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU
Through lectures, seminars, tutorials and gallery visits, this course will familiarise you with key concepts and historical transformations underpinning twentieth century art production and reception. You will extend and develop your ability to discuss, write about and judge contemporary art. You will be supported in identifying thematics and practices that are relevant to your studio practice and assisted in contextualising your work.

Gossamer Fog Residency & Exhibition Open Call
Deadline: 15 August 2017, 5pm
Gossamer Fog 186a Deptford High Street, London SE8 3PR
Gossamer Fog is offering the opportunity for one artist to take up a 1 month studio residency in one of the gallery’s two spaces. There will then be an end-of-residency solo exhibition, showcasing completed works developed over the residency period which will fill both main rooms of the gallery, the show will run for a further month.

Open Call ‘DEEP TRASH in The Underworld’
Deadline: Wednesday 16 August 2017
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, Pollard Row, London E2 6NB
CUNTemporary is accepting proposals for a new episode of ‘Deep Trash’, the unique multi-disciplinary exhibition and performance club night in London. Calling for performances, videos and artworks to be shown on Saturday 21 October 2017 at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club. We accept proposals by artists of any artistic background and nationality. We are also keen to hear from writers and academics responding to the call either written or in performative lectures for the symposium ‘Performing the Occult: Magick, Rituals and the Monstrous in Live Art’, hosted at Queen Mary University on 19 October 2017. This call looks at the dimensions of the occult and the supernatural, witchcraft and magics, pagan rites and shamanism, voodoo practices and transcendence… We welcome proposals that engage with discourses of queerness, feminism, postcolonialism and blackness, and related artistic frameworks.

Constellations Artist Open Call
Deadline: 14th August 2017
Flat Time House 210 Bellenden Road London SE15 4BW
An opportunity for artists to join a new workshop programme at FTHo created in collaboration with UP Projects. Taking the form of a working group, Constellations will give six artists the opportunity to come together to study socio-political contexts as the site for their artistic practice. Running from October 2017 – May 2018, the group will explore different methods and approaches to artistic research and community-orientated practice, through a series of day-long monthly workshops hosted at Flat Time House. Each session will be led by an invited guest, the first four guests include; Ain Bailey, Jasleen Kaur, Rory Pilgrim and Rehana Zaman. This opportunity is open to artists based in the UK and all six artists will receive a £500 fee for taking part on the programme.

Artquest PEER FORUM at Camden Arts Centre
Application deadline: 28 August 2017, 10am
Camden Arts Centre, Arkwright Rd, London NW3 6DG
Peer Forum, Artquest’s annual Peer Mentoring programme aims to assist artists by providing them with the funding, space and resources necessary to establish their own peer mentoring groups. Artquest and its partners are seeking applications from individual artists to take the lead in coordinating these peer mentoring groups. Selected artists/groups will receive an award of £1,800 to run 6 peer mentoring sessions over a 6 month period with a regular group of 10-12 other artists and a space provided by one of Artquest’s project partners. Artists awarded this opportunity will be expected to coordinate all aspects of the peer mentoring sessions.

JULY 2017

Bursaries for artists to explore wetlands and mosquitoes
Application deadline: Monday 10 July 2017, 5pm
University of Greenwich, 30 Park Row, London SE10 9LS
We are looking for artists whose work can contribute to our knowledge and appreciation of wetlands and mosquitoes – seeking to influence our awareness, understanding, attitudes, emotions, values or behaviour towards them, and the ecological and social interactions that have brought them into being. An opportunity for artists to work alongside local communities and a team of environmental researchers to show how art can influence how we value nature and ecosystem services. The focus will be on the Somerset Levels, Humber Levels and Thames Estuary. The bursaries cover the artist(s) fees, accommodation and travel, and all costs associated with the production and display of the artworks.

Feminist Internet Futures Studio
Wednesday 12, 19, 26 July 2017, 18.30 – 20.00
LVMH, Central Saint Martins, 1 Granary Square, London N1C 4
Feminist Internet Futures comprises a Studio workshop at the beginning of September and a series of four seminars that critically examine the intersections of feminism and the internet/digital technologies. This project is part of UAL Futures, a project on the rate at which technology is transforming the creative industries and artistic labour. Free to attend, but please register
To get involved in the project please visit www.femininstinternet.com

Call For Artists Femfest
Submission deadline: 23 July 2017, 5pm
Off Quay, Capstan House, 1 Clove Crescent, London E14 2BA
Sweet ‘Art are seeking artists identifying as any gender whose works are of any media for Femfest, 5-9 September 2017. We welcome submissions from BAME artists and women of colour. Work must explore the theme of women, ‘femininity’ and ‘feminine’ identity. This can be an exploration of the female form, gender identity, feminist issues, social and political issues and constructs or personal accounts and perspectives. Works can celebrate, critique, challenge, ridicule and reflect notions of ‘femininity’ in our society and internationally. Sweet ‘Art also want to hear for those who identify as women and work in performance art. There is no fee to submit your work and those whose work is accepted will be asked to pay an exhibition fee of £55.

Art Licks Weekend Open Call
Application deadline: Monday 24 July 2017, 10am
The Art Licks Weekend collaborates with artist-led spaces and independent projects across London to celebrate the contribution early career artists and curators make to the Capital. The festival community is a positive one that focuses on peer-to-peer networks and knowledge exchange, whilst encouraging forward-thinking practices to challenge the status quo. To mark its fifth anniversary, the Art Licks Weekend: Finding Solutions will take place from 28 September – 1 October 2017. Download the Guidelines and Application Form from the festival website.

Watershed Artist in Residence
Application deadline: 24 July 2017, 10am
Pervasive Media Studio, Watershed, 1 Canons Road, Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TX
An invitation to research and make work at the intersection of art and technology. It is open to all artists of any discipline, who have been practising for two or more years. There is one residency available, which comes with a structured programme, work space at Pervasive Media Studio in Bristol, a network of peers, plus financial, technical and critical support. The residency will take place in autumn/winter. The residency offers a bursary of £3500, up to £1000 production budget and up to £1000 for travel and accommodation.

Artquest Horniman Residency 2017
Application deadline: Monday 24 July 2017, 10am
Horniman Museum, 100 London Rd, Forest Hill, London SE23 3PQ
This is an opportunity for a London based artist, working in any medium, with at least 5 years’ experience working outside of education, to develop their practice responding to the collections and work of the Horniman Museum and Gardens. The 2017 residency is focused on the museum’s music collection. The museum is particularly interested in developing relationships with artists who want to engage with people as well as collections. Applicants should consider how their work might engage visitors with the museum’s music collection and encourage participation with these displays. This is not a studio residency, applicants are expected to have their own workspace to complete any work.

Open call for studio residency
Submission deadline: 31 July 2017 for Session I – 1 Sept to 7 Dec 2017
Unit 1 Gallery, 1 Bard Road, London W10 6TP
Free studio for 3 months followed by solo exhibition in London. Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop is excited to announce its residency programme for the year. The gallery is offering one artist access for three months to one of its 700 square foot studio spaces, with both natural and professional lighting. Working above the gallery space, the successful applicant has the opportunity to network with artists, curators, collectors and the wider public whilst visiting ongoing exhibitions and events organised in the gallery. The residency programme will also provide guidance from gallery directors as well as an end-of-residency solo exhibition organised in the studio space. The residency programme is open to artists of all ages and backgrounds including international artists living outside of the United Kingdom. The application cost is £35.

JUNE 2017

The Elephant Trust Grant
Application deadline: 12 June 2017
Elephant Trust 512 Bankside Lofts 65 Hopton Street London SE1 9GZ
The Trust was set up in 1975 to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when frustrated by lack of funds. It is committed to helping artists and art institutions/galleries that depart from the routine and signal new, distinct and imaginative sets of possibilities. The Trustees’ main objective is to support new work. Grants have usually been limited to £2,000 but some larger grants of up to £5,000 may be awarded. Priority is given to artists in the fine arts and small organisations and galleries who should submit well argued, imaginative proposals for making or producing new work or exhibitions.

Call for Applicants: Stanley Picker Fellowships Design & Fine Art 2017
Deadline for Applications: Monday 19 June 2017, Midday (GMT)
Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University, Knights Park Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2QJ
The Stanley Picker Gallery at Kingston University is currently seeking to appoint two contemporary practitioners to the Stanley Picker Fellowships in Design & Fine Art 2017. Each Fellowship provides up to £12,000 and valuable access to the extensive material workshops, technical resources and expertise within the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture and the wider University departments, to support a practice-based, innovative research project that will result in an exhibition of international standing at the Stanley Picker Gallery.

MAY 2017

Call for Papers: Against the Slow Cancellation of the Future
Deadline: 15 May 2017
Goldsmiths, Lewisham Way, London SE14 6NW
CCS Conference 15 – 16 June 2017
It seems at once obvious and naïve that we look to the future when considering the transformation of society as a project in which we ourselves take part. Our frame of reference is Franco “Bifo” Berardi’s “slow cancellation of the future”, which we in the same breath proclaim our opposition to. Mark Fisher reminds us that its meaning “is not only that sense of termination, but [also] the gradual nature of it”; the future not having been unashamedly ripped from our grasp, but rather stolen away silently, piece by piece. We welcome papers within but not limited to areas such as: decolonial/postcolonial/indigenous studies and practices, migration and sovereignty, ecofeminisms, (mental) health and capitalism, critique and the future of cultural studies, biopolitics and beyond, and the crisis of neoliberalism.

Open Call: Institute of Fictional Exhibitions Art Foundation
Deadline: 21 May 2017
Institute of Fictional Exhibitions Art Foundation Worldwide
Do you want a bustling artist CV without actually doing any exhibitions? If so we can help. Founded in 2016 the IFEAF works as a platform for artists to produce fictional exhibitions. At the Institute of Fictional Exhibitions Art Foundation we have a dedicated team of internationally acclaimed curators and writers ready to curate fictional exhibitions in order to improve your artist portfolio. The IFEAF gives artists the tools to make there CVs and portfolios prolific, without the effort of being in an exhibition. Our offices are currently based in London where our IFEAF team offer a free service unavailable anywhere else on the net. Any artist from any part of the world is welcome to apply, and no-one will be turned away. Applications are easy. Simply download our simple 10 min step by step application, fill it out and send it back to our team at IFEAF. For more information on our services and how they work please see our website: www.ifeaf.org

Lewisham Arthouse 2 studio sublets available
Application deadline: 26 May 2017, 6pm
Lewisham Arthouse 140 Lewisham Way London SE14 6PD
Two studio sublets with good light have become available: one for a 6 month sublet and the second for 12 months. Both studios have disabled access and are partitioned spaces on the ground floor. Please note that studio sublets will not be part of the Lewisham Arthouse membership. If you are interested in taking up either of these studios please go to our website for more information and details of how to apply. Contact: studios@lewishamarthouse.org.uk

Open call: Salon des Refusés 2017 Summer Exhibition
Deadline: Saturday 27 May 2017
Happenstance Art & Framing Gallery, 318 Kingsland Rd, London E8 4DE
Salon des Refusés is an annual Exhibition of Artworks Rejected by the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Organised in London by Happenstance Art & Framing Gallery. In previous years we had Salon des Refusés exhibition in Shoreditch and King’s Cross, at Hoxton Gallery, Dog Eared Film Studios and SPACE. For all enquiries please email:  salondesrefuses.ra@gmail.com.

APRIL 2017

Open call: Underneath the Floorboards
Submission deadline: 1 April 2017
Hackney Picturehouse 270 Mare Street London E8 1HE
Submissions now open for ‘Underneath the Floorboards’ showing at the Hackney Attic on May the 3rd. Underneath the Floorboards is a visual arts night held in London buzzing artistic area of Hackney where everything that is non-linear and not of a traditional narrative will be considered. We show the best of experimental film, video art and experimental documentary. If you didn’t study in the most prestigious art schools, we don’t care, we just want to see work that is of an artistic nature and that creates an interesting language of its own. Films must be short films no more than 40 minutes max, and must be experimental films in nature or theme.

2018 artists-in-residence at Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
Application deadline: 1 April 2017
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts 724 S. 1wth Street Omaha, NE 68102
The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts is now accepting applications for artist-in-residence programs occurring January 10 to April 6, 2018 and May 16 to August 10, 2018. National and international artists of all backgrounds and areas of practice are encouraged to apply. Applicants should not be enrolled in an academic program during the residency period. This independently-driven atmosphere and communal environment encourage creative growth and experimentation to confront new challenges. This is a process-based residency; there is no expectation or promise of an exhibition in our first-floor galleries. Residents receive a 750 USD monthly stipend to help with materials, supplies and living expenses while in residency. An unrestricted 500 USD travel stipend is also provided.

Antiuniversity Now Festival
Registration deadline: 2 April 2017
Antiuniversity Now is a collaborative experiment to revisit and reimagine the 1968 Antiuniversity of London in an ongoing programme of free and inclusive self-organised radical learning events. Antiuniversity now challenges academic and class hierarchy through an open invitation to teach and learn any subject, in any form, anywhere. Submissions for the 2017 Antiuniversity Festival will be open 19 February – 2 April. Go to the registration page to submit your event. Visit the archive section for past events and the news section for future events.

Open call: The Drawing Year MA 2017-18
Deadline: 3 April 2017, midnight
Royal Drawing School, Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3SG
The Drawing Year is a full scholarship MA-level course offering thirty students the opportunity to focus on drawing from observation for one academic year. There are no tuition fees – students are awarded a full scholarship and receive a free studio space. Every course offered at the School is taught at postgraduate level by distinguished artists and teachers from leading institutions with a minimum of 21 hours tutor contact time each week. Applicants will usually have completed a BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art or a related subject, but relevant experience or qualifications will be taken into account.

The Elephant Trust Grant
Application deadline: 10 April 2017
Elephant Trust 512 Bankside Lofts 65 Hopton Street London SE1 9GZ
The Trust was set up in 1975 to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when frustrated by lack of funds. It is committed to helping artists and art institutions/galleries that depart from the routine and signal new, distinct and imaginative sets of possibilities. The Trustees’ main objective is to support new work. Grants have usually been limited to £2,000 but some larger grants of up to £5,000 may be awarded. Priority is given to artists in the fine arts and small organisations and galleries who should submit well argued, imaginative proposals for making or producing new work or exhibitions.

Pete Lloyd Lewis Studio Award 2017/18: Call for applications
Application deadline: Thursday, 13 April 2017, 10am
Chisenhale Art Place 64-84 Chisenhale Rd London E3 5QZ
The 2017/18 Pete Lloyd Lewis Studio Award offers a free studio to one artist for one year from 1st June. The award is open to applications from Fine Art MA/MFA graduates who completed their courses in either 2015 or 2016. The award commemorates the work and life of Pete Lloyd Lewis, artist and founding member of Chisenhale Art Place. Pete’s practice was playful, experimental and open to diverse influences and media, from text, glitter and celebrity photojournalism, to sculptural installation, video and print. He was preoccupied with the boundaries between the artificial and the real, often amplifying the synthetic qualities of materials and forms by contextualising them in relation to nature. He used collaboration and curating as methods of investigating the expanded possibilities of image-making in dialogue with different communities. The successful application should demonstrate how aspects of the applicant’s own practice could make connections with, or respond to, the themes and ideas that shaped Pete’s work.

Call for Papers: Re/presenting the Body: Between Art and Science
Deadline: 16 April  2017
AAH Summer Symposium 6-7 July 2017 University of Glasgow,
The representation of the human body has been a central concern for artists and scientists across cultures. It has been, and continues to be, a source of interest, inspiration, investigation and experimentation. This Summer Symposium aims to contribute to this fascinating area of academic interest by adding its own art historical exploration to the conversation. How have varying cultural, religious and political theories, material practices and technological developments changed the way in which we imagine and represent the body? What are the continuities and discontinuities between contemporary art practices, discourses and technologies and the visual cultures of the body of the pre-modern and modern period? Re/presenting the Body welcomes contributions from all periods that address the theme of Re/Presenting the Body between Art and Science.

Studio Open Call for London-based Artist
Application deadline: 17 April 2017, midnight
Gasworks 155 Vauxhall Street London SE11 5RH
Gasworks is looking for a London-based artist to take up tenancy in one of our studio spaces and join the community of artists. Tenancy start date: 1 May 2017 for up to 5 years. One studio at 17m2 at £268.80 per calendar month (including service charge and VAT). The studio is located on the second floor with natural light provided by a window and a skylight. The room measures approx. 3.5m x 4.8m and is approx. 5.7m (at highest point). Applications are open to visual artists based in London. For full description and application process please download the PDF at the bottom of the page.

Fellowship: HANGAR, Portugal
Deadline: Tuesday 18 April 2017, midnight
HANGAR, R. Damasceno Monteiro 12, 1170-108 Lisboa, Portugal
Gasworks’ International Fellowships Programme offers UK-based artists the opportunity to undertake a residency at one of Gasworks’ partners abroad. This programme is funded by Arts Council England.
HANGAR is an Artistic Research Centre, located in the area of Graça, in Lisbon. It includes spaces for artistic residences, artists’ studios, art education, exhibitions and public programme.
With an aim to connect geographies, cultures and identities, HANGAR seeks to organise and produce cross-disciplinary visual art projects and public presentations, making Lisbon the focus of such activities.

Critical Theory in Contemporary Art Practice
20 April – 22 June 2017, Thursdays 6pm to 8:30pm for 10 weeks
Chelsea College of Arts, 16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU
Through lectures, seminars, tutorials and gallery visits, this course will familiarise you with key concepts and historical transformations underpinning twentieth century art production and reception. You will extend and develop your ability to discuss, write about and judge contemporary art. You will be supported in identifying thematics and practices that are relevant to your studio practice and assisted in contextualising your work.

Syllabus III programme open for applications from artists
Deadline: 23 April 2017
Spike Island 133 Cumberland Road, Bristol BS1 6UX
Wysing Arts Centre, Eastside Projects, Iniva, New Contemporaries, S1 Artspace, Spike Island and Studio Voltaire, invite applications from artists for Syllabus III; a peer-led alternative learning programme in its third year that will support ten artists across ten months. Starting in September 2017, Syllabus III will provide selected participants with a series of intensive sessions led by each of the partners. Syllabus III aims to reach artists with a range of practices and artistic approaches and bring together individuals from across the UK. The cost to each artist will be £500 for the ten-month programme. Additional costs to participants will include travel and some accommodation which is estimated at an additional £500 per person.

Open call: Graduate Studio Award 08
Deadline: Friday 28 April 2017
Lewisham Arthouse 140 Lewisham Way London SE14 6PD
We are inviting recent London-based fine or applied arts graduates to apply. The award offers a free 200 sq ft studio for 8 months (commencing May/June 2017), culminating with a project/exhibition in our Project Space. The successful applicant is encouraged to participate in our lively artistic community. Applicants should be London based MA or BA level, applying within two years of graduation. Please do not apply if you are currently studying or graduating in June/September 2017. Lewisham Art House is an artist cooperative of over 20 years. It provides access to artist studios, workshops, exhibitions and learning.

The Other MA (TOMA) alternative art education model open call
Deadline: 28 April 2017
Metal at Chalkwell Hall, Chalkwell Avenue, Southend on Sea SS0 8NB
Essex’s first alternative art MA, TOMA, launched last September with ten artists on the course. After a successful first six months, the new alternative post-graduate education programme TOMA (The Other MA) has launched an open call in a bid to find its second cohort of artists. Based at Metal Art School in Chalkwell Park, the experimental course is the first of its kind to run in Essex and is a year-long programme that is shaped and directed by the TOMA artists. The programme is open now for applications from artists who already have at least five years strong practice and are interested in accessing alternative ways of learning.

MARCH 2017

empty pr(oe)mises: call for submissions
Submission deadline: March 1, 2017
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST)
How does one inhabit emptiness? There is a tension and struggle between the will of the space in preserving its void and the will of the forces that wish to occupy it. Artists are invited to visualize and localize the struggle between the promise of a future idea and the process of realization in the empty premise—the temporary exhibition space of the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST). Artworks “in fieri” will be selected for an online exhibition with the Museum of Contemporary Cuts (MoCC). The art projects will also be considered for future physical exhibitions at EMST.

Language Games – Call for Proposals
Application deadline: Monday 6 March 2017, 17.00
Chelsea College of Arts, 16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU
Language Games is inviting proposals from artists, designers, philosophers, AI experts, programmers of AL systems, linguists and scientists for a symposium at Chelsea College of Arts on Friday 5 May 2017. The symposium will look at the association between language and human consciousness, and how developments in technology might affect this relationship. At present, artificial language systems mimic forms of human speech, but cannot replicate the cognitive processes which lie behind language. As technology develops and artificial language systems become ever more autonomous, how will this affect us? What is language, when it is no longer made by humans, but by a machine? Proposals should have a connection to the subject area, they can be for traditional presentations, performative contributions or variations on the lecture form.

Open Call for DEEP TRASH: ROYAL TRASH
Deadline: Saturday 18 March 2017
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, London
Calling for performances, videos and artworks to be shown on Saturday 29 April 2017 at the Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, London. We accept proposals by artists of any artistic background and nationality. We are also keen to hear from writers and academics responding to the call either in written form (theory and cross-genre) or through a performative lecture. This call mainly looks at the relations & tensions between subcultures & high society, state & monarchy, class & sexual expressions, empires and colonialism. We welcome proposals at the intersections of queer, feminist, postcolonial discourses or artistic frameworks. The programme is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

London Critical Theory Summer School 2017
Application Deadline: 24 March 2017
Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX
The seventh Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities London Critical Theory Summer School will take place at Birkbeck from 26 June – 7 July 2017. The Summer School provides a unique opportunity for graduate students and academics to follow a two-week course of study with internationally renowned critical thinkers. The school is comprised of at least six modules taught over the two weeks by the participating academics.

Transitional States: Hormones at the Crossroads of Art and Science
Submission deadline: 31 March 2017, 23:00 (UTC/GMT+0)
University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln LN6 7TS
We are inviting artists to submit existing work or to create new videos or performances for video that explore hormones, medical technologies, sexuality, gender and body modifications. We are particularly interested in the relations and interactions between hormones and transsexuality, non-binary genders, intersexuality, physical alterations, birth control, fertility, menopause and sexology. We would also like to encourage contributions on the ways in which hormones have been used to boost both athletic and sexual performance. Artists will receive a fee of £100 for screening their work and will be invited to take part in the launch of the video installation in London. Where possible, we will contribute to travel costs and cover accommodation expenses.

Open call: Summer School in Curatorial Practice, Venice Biennale
Application deadline: 31 March 2017
School for Curatorial Studies Venice San Marco 30124 Venice Italy
The Summer School in Curatorial Practice will take place 8 Jun – 30 Sep 2017 during the 57th Venice Biennale. With an interdisciplinary approach, the course provides practical training and experience within museums and exhibition settings. Its international faculty includes curators and museum professionals, artists and critics. The course is designed to increase students understanding of the intellectual and technical tasks of the curator. English-taught lectures cover both theoretical and practical topics that go from the history of contemporary visual arts and practices of exhibition-making, to exhibition management.

FEBRUARY 2017

Call for 2018 Rijksakademie Residency
Application deadline: 1 February 2017

Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten Sarphatistraat 470 1018 GW Amsterdam
The Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten is an international residency program. During their two years’ residency, emerging professional artists are stimulated to reflect critically on their work and break new ground. They are offered artistic, theoretical and technical support within a well-equipped working environment. Resident artists work in an individual studio surrounded by approximately 45 peers from all over the world. Ongoing dialogues take place with a group of prominent artists, theoreticians and professionals from other disciplines, who are connected to the Rijksakademie as advisors. There is a theory workshop offering a specialized art library and collections. Selected artists usually have finished a BA/MA education and have a few years of independent professional practice before starting a residency at the Rijksakademie.

The Conch: A Forum for Critical Discussion
8 February 2017, 7-9pm
South London Gallery 65-67 Peckham Rd London SE5 8UH
The Conch is an open forum for emerging artists and writers that invites critical feedback and discussion in a relaxed atmosphere, outside of an academic institution. This iteration is organised in collaboration with The Northern Winter Workshops, a project that brings together art practitioners and cultural workers based in South Africa, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, around questions of decolonisation, art and social justice. The Conch is conceived by Naomi Pearce and this session is programmed with Cedric Fauq. www.sss-nww.org

Two-year Summer Academy Paul Klee
Deadline: 18 February 2017
Berne University of the Arts (HKB) & the Zentrum Paul Klee
The new Summer Academy Paul Klee, under newly appointed artistic director Tirdad Zolghadr, is a fully funded program offering artists a departure from business as usual, without becoming an exhausting interruption in its own right. It caters to practitioners working at a postgraduate level, whether or not they have an official certificate saying so. Professional experience and intellectual appetite are the main requirements. Over two summer sessions—August 2017 and August 2018—eight fellows are granted access to the university’s outstanding infrastructure and technical support, and will proceed to collectively author a public event scheduled for April 2019. Although based on the idea of an academy, the aim is to transcend the blueprint of seminars and tutorials, and to focus on group research and cross-professional coalition building.

Affect and Social Media #3: Call for presentations and artworks
Deadline: Tuesday 28 February 2017
University of East London, Docklands Campus
Call for 15min presentations and artworks that interpret and explore the affective, feely and emotional encounters with social media grasped through the following themes: Experience, Engagement, Entanglement. Affect and Social Media #3 will take place on Thu 25 May 2017, 9:00-20:00. Including the Sensorium Art Show (the sequel). Presentations and artworks can widely interpret each theme, but preference will be given to proposals that respond in two ways. The academic part of this call is open to scholars, researchers and postgrad students of affect studies and related areas of study interested in theorizing and working with emotion and feelings in a social media context.

Call for contributors: Geekender – Experimental Photo School
Deadline: 28 February 2017, 12pm
The Photographers’ Gallery, 16 – 18 Ramillies St, London W1F 7LW
On the weekend of 5–7 May The Photographers’ Gallery digital programme will be transforming the Gallery into an Experimental Photo School and are looking for proposals for workshops and other new or alternative educational formats to engage different audiences and constituencies. The Photographers’ Gallery is interested in collaborating with artists, writers, photographers and imaging misfits to develop speculative workshops, happenings and alternative formats for photographic education geared to the 21st Century. What skills will image-makers need to intervene and subvert the global flow of images? Will the student of the future need to be versed in stock photography and its genres, self-branding and image analytics? How can we “unthink” photographic education?

Open call: apexart Franchise Exhibition Program 2017-18
Deadline: 28 February 2017
apexart 291 church street new york, ny 10013
The 10th annual apexart Franchise Exhibition Program is an opportunity to propose and produce an exhibition that takes place anywhere in the world except New York City. No prior curatorial experience is necessary and anyone can apply. Proposals should describe focused, idea-driven, and original group exhibitions, cannot exceed 500 words, and must be written in English. No biographical information, CVs, links, or images will be accepted. Projects are judged by the strength of their ideas and the organizer’s ability to communicate them, not by connections or past accomplishments. The organizers of the four highest-ranked proposals receive an exhibition budget of up to 6,000 USD, a location rental budget of up to 2,000 USD, an honorarium of 2,000 USD for organizing the exhibition and writing an accompanying essay, and administrative support. apexart is not a funding organization; these exhibitions are part of apexart’s regular programming. Organizers are expected and challenged to work within the funding provided to produce a small, focused, and noteworthy exhibition.

Mark Tanner Sculpture Award
Application deadline: Tuesday 28 February 2017, midnight
Standpoint, 45 Coronet Street, London N1
The Mark Tanner Sculpture Award is unique in its combination of offering both financial support towards the production of new work and a solo exhibition at Standpoint Gallery to an exceptional emerging sculptor. We seek to reward outstanding and innovative practice in the field of sculpture and are particularly interested in work that demonstrates a commitment to process and materials. There is no age limit, applicants will be judged on the quality of their work and the ability of the award to make beneficial impact on their practice and future development. BA and MA students in current education are not eligible to apply.

JANUARY 2017

Stuart Hall Library Research Network Call for Proposals
Deadline for proposals: 3 January 2017

Rivington Place London EC2A 3BA
The Research Network is a space for researchers, artists, academics, curators, students and activists to meet and discuss aspects of their practice. We are looking for proposals for events to take place Feb-Jun 2017 around the theme of Virtualities. Research network events may include in-conversations, artist presentations, one-off reading groups, performance lectures, discussions, or panel events. Proposals are encouraged from practitioners working in the field of visual arts and visual culture as well as those whose practice touches on social sciences, cultural studies and arts activism. We are keen to encourage those engaged in research-based practices who are seeking a response to existing or current research or would like to share research outcomes. Payment – £50 per speaker

Spectacular Evidence – Call for Proposals
Deadline for proposals: Tuesday 10 January 2017, 17.00
Artsadmin, Toynbee Studios 28 Commercial St, London E1 6AB
Spectacular Evidence: Theatres of the Observed Mind is inviting proposals from professionals, staff, researchers and research students for a symposium that draws upon histories of madness, its exhibition and how it has been staged as cultural performance. The day will include presentations, performances, screenings and talks from the fields of visual art, medicine and critical theory. The event will take place at ArtsAdmin on Friday 24 March 2017. Proposals are welcome from across disciplines and should have a connection to the subject area covered by the symposium. Proposals can be for traditional presentations, performative contributions or variations on the lecture form.

Underneath the Floorboards (shorts from the underground)
Deadline: 11 January 2017

Hackney Picturehouse 270 Mare Street London E8 1HE
Underneath the Floorboards is an experimental film festival held in London buzzing artistic area of Hackney where everything that is non-linear and not of a traditional narrative sense will be considered. No bias, no prejudice if you didn’t study in the most prestigious art schools, we don’t care, we just want to see work that is of an artistic nature and that creates an interesting language of its own. We are creating a venue and regular festival for people to show video art and experimental films around the world. Films must be short films no more than 40 minutes max but we would prefer shorter films ideally. Must be experimental films in nature or in theme or video art.

Open call: Artist in residence programme: Artistic Strategies in Psychiatry
Application deadline: 15 January 2017, 11:59pm CET

Van Abbemuseum Bilderdijklaan 10 Eindhoven The Netherlands
The Van Abbemuseum and the GGzE (Mental Health Care Institute Eindhoven) invite national and international artists or artist groups working in the fields of socially engaged art, community art, participatory art, art & science, social design or other related fields to apply for the artist in residence programme Artistic Strategies in Psychiatry. During the two months residency (2 Oct – 2 Dec 2017) on site at the GGzE, the artists are asked to develop and realize site specific projects of high artistic quality and innovative approaches that have a concrete, positive and lasting impact.

Open Call: Holding Space – Associate Artists Programme
Deadline: 19 January 2017

The Showroom 63 Penfold Street London NW8 8PQ
Holding Space is a one-year programme of research and support for UK based artists who are critically engaged with colonialism, cultural equity or decolonial processes. Working with curatorial fellow Teresa Cisneros, the group will meet for a series of seminars in London and visit cultural organisations across the UK and Europe including documenta 14. The group will collaborate on research, production and programming for an exhibition at The Showroom in 2018. Running from Feb 2017 – Mar 2018, this opportunity will enable artists to research and develop practice, collaborate and connect with new networks, as well as be mentored and supported by artistic and academic professionals. All fees will be covered. Artists will be expected to make a commitment of up to 3 days per month.

Art and Theory Fellowship 2017–18 Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen
Submission deadline: 27 January 2017 (postmark)
Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen Weiherburggasse 13 6020 Innsbruck Austria
Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen invites visual and media artists, art theorists, critics, and curators to apply for a fellowship in 2017–18. Candidates can apply for one semester: October 2, 2017 through February 11, 2018 or February 12 through June 24, 2018. (The fellowship can be split across two semesters). Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen is a post-graduate center for production, research, and exchange in the fields of visual arts and art theory. It facilitates the development and production of artistic and art-theoretical projects in a critical context. Büchsenhausen assigns a monetary award and provides a production budget, working spaces, free lodging, and artistic and technical advice.

Open call: socially engaged commission
Closing date: 27 January 2017, 5pm GMT

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane Charlemont House Parnell Square North Dublin 1 Ireland
An opportunity for collaborative artists to research and deliver a major new commission for Spring 2018 or a socially engaged commission with Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane and Create Ireland. This commission sets out to encourage meaningful engagement with communities of place and interest as well as the distinct architectural, socio-political and cultural landscape of the North Inner City of Dublin. The commission is open to artists and collectives born or resident in the UK, Ireland, Spain, Finland, Hungary or Germany. The commission process will include a research period with the opportunity to develop a new work in collaboration with local and new communitie. Artists should have a track record and experience of working in the field of collaborative socially engaged practice.

Contemporary Photography Theory
30 Jan – 20 Mar 2017, Monday evenings 18.30–20.00
The Photographers’ Gallery, 16 – 18 Ramillies St, London W1F 7LW
Contemporary Photography Theory is an 8-week evening course led by Jonathan P. Watts. Recent voices of dissent within higher education have argued that photography theory has not developed its scope of subject matter or its theoretical horizons to account for the many processes, often digital and networked, it finds itself ingrained within. As Sharon Harper writes, for photography courses ‘credibility rests significantly with theoretical engagement, most often characterised by “critical” approaches developed by Cultural Studies and Poststructuralism in the 1970s and 1980s’. These, along with seminal texts by Susan Sontag, John Berger, Roland Barthes, and Victor Burgin continue to form the basis of critical photography education today. Drawing from across disciplines – computing to media archaeology to neuropsychology and artists’ writings – this course will reorientate the student with ideas concerning the production, distribution and interpretation of photographic-based imagery today, ideas concerning machinic gazes, virality, software materiality, surveillance technologies and spam.

Open call for EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial 2018
Deadline: 31 January 2017, 12pm (GMT)

EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial, Limerick City
Since its inception in 1977, EVA has expanded its Open Call as a tool for curatorial research, democratizing the biennial spectrum for art practices across media, generations and locations. The selection process of the For EVA 2018 is a call to respond to “the current state”. This could be a reflection on the current state of your work, the current state of government, the current state of art history, the current state of ideology, or a reflection on how the state of today reminds you of the state of yesterday. Rather than a monolithic thematic exhibition, EVA 2018 wishes to establish a cosmology of exhibitions; a kaleidoscopic ecology of intertwining group shows with essayistic, retinal and bodily narratives. The 38th edition of EVA International will be open Apr-Jul 2018, across various locations in Limerick City. Selected artists will receive artist fees and production budgets as appropriate.

Open Call for the 6th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art “Imagined Homes”
Deadline for submissions: 31 January 2017, 21:30
Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki, Warehouse B1 Thessaloniki Port, Thessaloniki 541 10, Greece
The sixth edition of the Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art will run from September 2017 to January 2018. Under the title “Imagined Homes” the curatorial team seeks to investigate how the idea of home changes today. Home as a place where someone feels safe and accepted is no longer a certainty, since thousands of people are obliged to leave their homeland for another, hopefully safer, place. The Biennale will attempt to trace the imagined construction and fluidity of home as a projection and future expectation, through incorporating past experience, trauma and loss. Displacement and hybridity, emerging domesticities, practices of inclusion and new community concepts articulated on alternative visualizations of gender, religious or family bonds are the main issues around which the exhibition narrative will be structured. This open call aims to encourage visual artists who work around these issues in any contemporary medium (painting, sculpture, engraving, photography, video, installation, performance, new media).

DECEMBER 2016

Cell Project Space Call For Interns
Application deadline: 7 December 2016

Cell Project Space 258 Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9DA
Internships are 3 hours per week from 4 January 2017 for 3 months. This includes 4 full days (with paid lunch) over our two week installation periods. Both schedules balance the experience of interacting with artists and curators in exhibition-making, practical installation work, and logistical support for developing projects. A chance to gain insight into the workings of a public facing gallery including exhibition-making, events programming and educational workshops. To apply send a brief cover letter and outline your interest as well as a recent CV with past education and work experience to Tim Steer, Associate Curator tim@cellprojects.org

Belluard Festival Call 2017: Art in unexpected places
Submission deadline: 11 December 2016
Belluard Bollwerk Int. Esplanade de l’Ancienne Gare 3 1700 Fribourg Switzerland
Festival Belluard Bollwerk International and Migros Culture Percentage are looking for new or nascent artistic projects happening in unexpected places. The selected projects will be realized at specific or unspecific in- or outdoor spaces in the city, in the countryside or in the nature, within the framework of the Belluard Festival 2017 (22nd June to 1st July 2017) in Fribourg, Switzerland. Applications shall be accepted from interdisciplinary artists and practitioners from other fields – citizens of Fribourg or the rest of the world, individuals or groups – submitting performative or installative projects or interventions within the formal frame. Please visit the website for more details.

Open call for Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2017
Submission deadline: 22 December 2016
Kunsthal Charlottenborg Kgs Nytorv 1 1050 Copenhagen Denmark
Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition is one of the most important open submission exhibitions in Europe, and has been held annually in Copenhagen since 1857. Over the years it has included early works by such renowned international figures as Alvar Aalto, Per Kirkeby, Olafur Eliasson, Superflex and many others. Submissions can be made by artists of any nationality and country of residence, aged over 18 years. Submitted artworks may fall into a wide range of genres associated with art, architecture and design—including painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, photography, video, film, performance, design, craft, animation, sound and new media.

NOVEMBER 2016

Warwick Stafford Research Fellowship
Application deadline: Monday 14 November 2016, 5pm
Northumbria University, Sutherland Building, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 8ST
We invite early-mid career practitioners in fine art to apply to the fellowship which offers a £20,000 bursary. The Fellowship offers a structured opportunity to advance the artist’s practice and research and engage with a stimulating community of professional artists, students, fine art researchers and the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art partners. The artist will participate in and contribute to the research environment at BALTIC 39 whilst developing a body of new work that advances their practice-led research, culminating in a solo exhibition with publication.

Underneath the Floorboards (shorts from the underground)
Earlybird deadline: 24 Nov 2016 / Late deadline: 11 Jan 2017

Hackney Picturehouse 270 Mare Street London E8 1HE
Underneath the Floorboards is an experimental film festival held in London buzzing artistic area of Hackney where everything that is non-linear and not of a traditional narrative sense will be considered. No bias, no prejudice if you didn’t study in the most prestigious art schools, we don’t care, we just want to see work that is of an artistic nature and that creates an interesting language of its own. We are creating a venue and regular festival for people to show video art and experimental films around the world. Films must be short films no more than 40 minutes max but we would prefer shorter films ideally. Must be experimental films in nature or in theme or video art.

Artist Open Call at Gazelli Art House
Application deadline: Monday, 5 December 2016, 09:00
Gazelli Art House 39 Dover Street London W1S 4NN
Window Project is an open call for MA/post-graduate fine art and curatorial students. Curators and artists working in all mediums are encouraged to submit proposals to present their work in the window space of the Dover Street gallery, which will run alongside the gallery’s existing programme for about 4-6 weeks. The applicant will have full artistic ownership of the window alcove space, upstairs window spaces, or both. Artist/Curator partnership applications also welcome. Exhibition dates: 19th December 2016 – 14th January 2017. For information on how to apply please visit the website.

OCTOBER 2016

Critical Theory in Contemporary Art Practice
6 October – 8 December 2016, Thursdays 6pm to 8:30pm for 10 weeks
Chelsea College of Arts, 16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU
Through lectures, seminars, tutorials and gallery visits, this course will familiarise you with key concepts and historical transformations underpinning twentieth century art production and reception. You will extend and develop your ability to discuss, write about and judge contemporary art. You will be supported in identifying thematics and practices that are relevant to your studio practice and assisted in contextualising your work.

No Cameras Required! 16mm photograms and cameraless film making
Saturday 8 October 2016, 10:30am – 5pm
no.w.here, first floor 316 – 318 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 0AG
A workshop to discover the potentiality of cameraless film-making, starting from the principal of the photogram, a technique made famous by Man Ray. We will work on 16mm b/w print stock, to create a collective film using found objects, torches and the magic of the darkroom. All b/w film stock and chemistry provided – please wear old clothes! no.w.here members £70, non-members £110,
Residents of Tower Hamlets £70 (please provide proof of address by email on booking)

International Studio Program ACC Galerie Weimar & City of Weimar
Application deadline: Sunday, 16 October 2016 (Midnight, UTC+2h)
ACC Galerie Weimar e.V. Burgplatz 1+2 Weimar 99423 Germany
The ACC Galerie Weimar and the City of Weimar are happy to announce the theme for the 23rd International Studio Program: “A Romance with Revolution”. Artists from around the world are invited to apply to live and work in Weimar for four-month periods starting in February, June and October of 2017. Three artists will be chosen by a jury of art specialists meeting in November 2016. Call for Entries: A Romance with Revolution. In case you have any questions feel free to call or e-mail our program’s manager Ann-Kathrin Rudorf at +49 171 6848347 or studioprogram@acc-weimar.de

Cubitt Curatorial Fellowship 2017-18
Application deadline: Sunday 23 October 2016
Cubitt 8 Angel Mews Islington, London N1 9HH
The Cubitt Curatorial Fellowship is a unique opportunity for research and curatorial experimentation in the field of visual arts, based on an 18-month residency. Since its inception in 2000, it has pioneered an individual model and developed into a major platform for curatorial development. The Fellowship provides an opportunity for learning and for professional development; the Fellow crucially delivers an individual perspective through a curatorial programme that sits in-between the artist-led and the institutional. To apply please visit the website. Dates: January 2017 – June 2018 inclusive. Salary: £25,000 pro-rata for 3.5 days/week with 3 days (Wed-Fri) minimum on site.

Call For Entries Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival
Application deadline: 30 October 2016 at midnight
Hawick, Scottish Borders 2-5 March 2017
Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival is an international festival of experimental film and artists’ moving image. The 2016 festival screened 124 films from 26 countries, with 44 UK or World premieres and over fifty filmmakers in attendance. We accept submissions of artists’ and experimental film from around the world: short films, features, installation proposals, curated programmes, live cinema and film-performance proposals. Works made in 2015 or 2016 will stand a greater chance of success. Submissions must be made through the online form or via Filmfreeway. There is a £5 entry fee or $9 if using FilmFreeway.

Call for Projects for 2017 – MNAC Bucharest
Application deadline: 30 October 2016, 24:00 CET
MNAC, Palace of the Parliament wing E4, Izvor St. 2-4, Bucharest 050563
The National Museum of Contemporary Art – MNAC Bucharest opens its call for projects for 2017 with a new format. MNAC invites international curators, cultural managers, art workers and all kinds of experts in visual culture to apply. For more details please visit the website.

Open School East: 2017 call for associate artists
Application deadline: Monday 31 October 2016, 5pm
Open School East The Rose Lipman Building 43 De Beauvoir Rd, London London N1 5SQ
We are seeking applications from emerging artists to join Open School East (OSE), an independent, self-directed and outward-facing study programme. After three years in East London, OSE is relocating to the South East of England, in the vibrant coastal town of Margate, 90 mins by train from London. We will be based on the ground floor of Resort Studios, a dynamic organisation and collective established in Margate in 2013.

SEPTEMBER 2016

Call for Participants: Performance Studio
The Nines, Copeland Park, 133 Copeland Rd, London SE15 3SN
The Performance Studio are looking for two volunteers to participate in a 4 day performance workshop in Peckham from 11-14th September 2016 culminating with a public performance on the evening of the 14th September 2016. The performance will explore Michel Foucault’s concept of ‘Heterotopia’ which describes places and spaces of otherness. Participants need not have previous performance experience. Food and refreshments will be provided and travel costs reimbursed. The Performance Studio is a production and rehearsal space, set up to provide opportunities for invited artists to experiment with performance over an extended period of time. This small-scale, process-led project presents an open-ended environment for the exploration of ideas with performance centre stage as an artistic discipline.

Open Call: How Do We Save Time?
Application deadline: 15 September 2016
‘How Do We Save Time?’ invites a group of 12 internationally-based artists and makers to gather in Timelab from November 18 – 27 to explore and reflect on current and changing perceptions of time. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals which detail a motivation, working method, or area of interest, but need not present a specific project or expected outcome. Submissions should take the form of a response to the content and questions posed on this site, and can be presented as a two-minute video or 500-word text accompanied by up to 5 images.

6 Month Participation Residency for London-based artist
Application deadline: 19 September 2016
Gasworks 155 Vauxhall Street London SE11 5RH
Gasworks is seeking to appoint an artist whose practice is concerned with the advancement of participation within a contemporary art environment; who is committed to engaging with the local community around the Vauxhall area; and will deliver a diverse range of regular participatory educational activities in a creative and enjoyable way. The artist will be expected to programme a series of events, workshops, or other interactive activities aimed at local residents/community groups. The programme should incorporate the artist’s own practice as a means of developing a cohesive project with an overall output at the end of the residency.

Stuart Hall Library Artist’s Residency
Application deadline: Monday 26 September 2016
Stuart Hall Library, Rivington Place, London EC2A 3BA
Iniva and the Stuart Hall Foundation are pleased to announce a new collaborative artist’s residency opportunity commencing in January 2017. The Stuart Hall Library Artist’s Residency is a funded opportunity for an artist to be in residence at Iniva’s Stuart Hall Library over a three-month period, allow a visual artist the space to think about some of the key themes related to the work of Iniva and the Foundation including: the language of the international, diaspora, culture, politics and identity, archives and archiving. The selected artist will receive a total sum of £4,500, and be given support to pursue their research in the library as well as produce a creative outcome.

Antarctic Biennale Open Call
Application deadline: August 22–October 3, 2016
The Antarctic Biennale is pleased to announce an international open call for an artistic project to be realized in Antarctica, as part of the 1st Antarctic Biennale. Artists under the age of 35, working in any medium (including installation or performance), are invited to apply. Projects may be manifested on land, ice, or water, or else onboard the biennale’s expedition vessel. Proposals should take into consideration the following aspects—logistics, mobility, proportionality to space, ecological compatibility, artistic expressiveness, and conceptual acuity. In accordance with the principles of the biennale, no materials will be left behind. All proposals must respond to the biennale’s motto: “Mobilis in Mobile.” 15 finalists will receive invitations to participate in a group exhibition at the Antarctic Pavilion (Venice, summer 2017). We also invite video submissions to be considered for inclusion as part of the Antarctic Biennale Cinema screening program onboard the biennale expedition vessel (curated by Nadim Samman). Selected works may be included in subsequent exhibition projects.

Elephant Trust Grants
Application Deadline: 3 October 2016 (and 18 January 2017)
The Elephant Trust 512 Bankside Lofts 65 Hopton Street London SE1 9GZ
The Trust was set up in 1975 to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when frustrated by lack of funds. It is committed to helping artists and art institutions/galleries that depart from the routine and signal new, distinct and imaginative sets of possibilities. The Trustees’ main objective is to support new work and grants have usually been limited to £2,000 and some larger grants of up to £5,000 may be awarded. Priority is given to artists in the fine arts and small organisations and galleries who should submit well argued, imaginative proposals for making or producing new work or exhibitions. It is essential to follow the instructions below when applying for a grant. Only postal applications are accepted.

Van Eyck Residency Call for Applications: work period 2017
Application deadline: 3 October 2016
Van Eyck Academie Academieplein 1 6211 KM Maastricht Nederland
The Van Eyck invites artists, designers, photographers, architects, landscape architects, curators, writers and critics to apply for a residency at the Jan van Eyck Academie for 6 to 12 months. The Van Eyck offers: your own studio; studio visits by guest advisors; well-equipped labs (printing & publishing, photography/new media, wood, metal and a library); collaborative projects, a public programme of events and talks; a café-restaurant, an inspiring multidisciplinary, international working environment. Registration fee is €65.

International Studio Program ACC Galerie Weimar & City of Weimar
Application deadline: Sunday, 16 October 2016 (Midnight, UTC+2h)
ACC Galerie Weimar e.V. Burgplatz 1+2 Weimar 99423 Germany
The ACC Galerie Weimar and the City of Weimar are happy to announce the theme for the 23rd International Studio Program: “A Romance with Revolution”. Artists from around the world are invited to apply to live and work in Weimar for four-month periods starting in February, June and October of 2017. Three artists will be chosen by a jury of art specialists meeting in November 2016. Call for Entries: A Romance with Revolution. In case you have any questions feel free to call or e-mail our program’s manager Ann-Kathrin Rudorf at +49 171 6848347 or studioprogram@acc-weimar.de

Curating Contemporary Art – In Practice
26 – 29 September 2016, Monday – Thursday 10am to 4pm for 4 days
Chelsea College of Arts, 16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU
Learn how to approach artists, discuss their practice within a studio visit situation, disseminate key information surrounding the artist’s work into various media, propose ideas for staging an exhibition and ultimately build an exhibition proposal of a professional standard.

JULY 2016

Call for Proposals: Privilege and the Displaced, Artist Residency
Application deadline: 14 July 2016
Live Art Development Agency, White Building, Queen’s Yard, White Post Lane, London E9 5EN
Open call for proposals from artists to undertake a two-week research-based residency in LADA’s Study Room exploring Live Art practices and methodologies in relation to the experiences of the displaced. The residency will consider the ways that Live Art has both responded to, or could respond to, such experiences. It will look at the ways that Live Art has offered a context where the dispossessed, disenfranchised and disembodied can become visible and vocal; a space to represent, and embody, lived experiences of displacement; and a strategy to give agency to the disempowered and silenced.

Call for Proposals: Privilege and Class, Artist Residency
Application deadline: 14 July 2016
Live Art Development Agency, White Building, Queen’s Yard, White Post Lane, London E9 5EN
Open call for proposals from artists to undertake a Residency programme with LADA in London and with Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) in Canterbury, Kent. This residency will look at the ways that Live Art can contribute to the development of new methodologies to engage artists, participants and audiences that have been excluded from the experience of art, and explore the possibilities of “best practices” that are sensitive to the nuances of power and relational in their understanding of arts practices.

Fully funded AHRC Collaborative PhD Studentship
Application deadline: 4 July 2016
London South Bank University 103 Borough Rd London SE1 0AA
Performativity and Preservation in the Archive of Online Born-Digital Art.
The Centre for the Study of the Networked Image, London South Bank University invites applications for an AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Partnership with Rhizome, commencing in October 2016 for a period of up to three years (Full Time). The research seeks to understand and potentially resolve problems closely associated with curating and archiving born-digital artworks, which are not single objects but assemblages that change and sometimes mutate over time, or lack clearly definable boundaries. The studentship offers the opportunity to develop a practice-based doctoral research focused on Rhizome’s Artbase, which will establish new understandings of the relationship between the technical and cultural coding of software, and methods through which new works can be accessioned and made usable by an online audience.

Bauhaus Residence at Meisterhaus Ensemble in Dessau
Application deadline: 5 September 2016
Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau Gropiusallee 38 06846 Dessau-Roßlau
In the 1920’s the Meisterhaus Ensemble in Dessau became the epitome of an artist community. This is where Walter Gropius, Oskar Schlemmer, Georg Muche, László Moholy-Nagy, Lyonel Feininger, Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee and their families lived next door to each other. Since February 2016 the foundation Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau is enabling young international artists to once again live and work in the Muche/ Schlemmer duplex house. The programme is catering to international artists with an overall interest in all those areas that are historically being represented by Bauhaus and that have developed from it until today: Painting, product design, textile design, music, performing arts, architecture, photography.

The Horniman Residency
Application deadline: 10am Monday 1st August 2016
Horniman Museum, 100 London Rd, London SE23 3PQ
A new research residency from Artquest in partnership with the Horniman Museum and Gardens. This is an opportunity for a London based artist, working in any medium, with at least 5 years’ experience working outside of education, to develop their practice responding to the collections and work of the Horniman Museum and Gardens. Applicants should consider in particular how their work might engage visitors with the museum’s displayed collection and encourage participation with these displays. This is not a studio residency and applicants are expected to have their own studio / workspace to complete any work.

Curating Contemporary Art
4 – 8 July 2016, Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm for 5 days
Chelsea College of Arts, 16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU
This five-day course will begin with an overview of the history of curating and 21st century curatorial developments. We will survey the main trends, institutions and concerns of contemporary curatorial practices and visit exhibitions in London, from DIY project spaces to museums. The course will provide you with practical information on curatorial practice, supporting you as you build your practical skills with an exhibition proposal.

Critical Theory in Contemporary Art Practice
8 – 12 August 2016, Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm for 5 days
Chelsea College of Arts, 16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU

Through lectures, seminars, tutorials and gallery visits, this course will familiarise you with key concepts and historical transformations underpinning twentieth century art production and reception. You will extend and develop your ability to discuss, write about and judge contemporary art. You will be supported in identifying thematics and practices that are relevant to your studio practice and assisted in contextualising your work.

JUNE 2016

Visions in the Nunnery 2016: Call for moving image & performance
Application deadline: Monday, June 13, 2016 – 23:59
Bow Arts 183 Bow Road London E3 2SJ
We are now inviting artists from all over the world to submit moving image and performance works for Visions 2016, which will run from October to December 2016 at the Nunnery Gallery. We are looking for cutting edge work that has been made in the last two years. There is no theme. Selection will be based on innovative uses of your chosen medium. No more than three entries per artist.

Artist in Residence 2016-17 William Morris Gallery
Deadline for submissions: 6pm on Thursday 30 June 2016
William Morris Gallery, Lloyd Park, Forest Road Walthamstow, London E17 4PP
The William Morris Gallery is inviting applications for a three month residency to take place in the autumn of 2016 (timing negotiable). The opportunity is aimed at emerging and mid-career artists, providing space and time to become immersed in the Gallery’s world-class collection, explore new approaches, develop your practice and share your ideas with the local community.

Open Submissions of Essays, Articles, Illustrations & Visual Art
Rolling deadline
Culture on the Offensive, 35 Brookhouse Avenue, Leicester LE2 0JE
We are looking for work that is innovative and challenging. Thinking outside the box. Not thinking like everybody else. We publish articles, essays and experimental writing that offers interesting and insightful comments on the impact of the culture we live in. Send us some examples of your work. We are interested in illustration, visual art, comic strips, video art, photography, and what we wear to express who we are. We do not have any criteria for inclusion, except that it be in someway insightful and thought provoking.

Introduction to Curating Contemporary Art
4 – 8 July 2016, Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm for 5 days

Chelsea College of Arts, 16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU
This five-day course will begin with an overview of the history of curating and 21st century curatorial developments. We will survey the main trends, institutions and concerns of contemporary curatorial practices and visit exhibitions in London, from DIY project spaces to museums. The course will provide you with practical information on curatorial practice, supporting you as you build your practical skills with an exhibition proposal.

Critical Theory in Contemporary Art Practice
8 – 12 August 2016, Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm for 5 days
Chelsea College of Arts, 16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU

Through lectures, seminars, tutorials and gallery visits, this course will familiarise you with key concepts and historical transformations underpinning twentieth century art production and reception. You will extend and develop your ability to discuss, write about and judge contemporary art. You will be supported in identifying thematics and practices that are relevant to your studio practice and assisted in contextualising your work.

MAY 2016

Eyebeam 2016 Research Residency – POWER
Application deadline: Sunday 15 May 2016
Eyebeam 34 35th Street, 5th Floor Unit 26 Brooklyn, NY, 11232
For nearly twenty years, Eyebeam has been a place to think about how technology can shift the structure of power. This year, Eyebeam will offer five residencies to foster the research, analysis, and production of Power and its distribution. The Research Residency is for those who want the time and space to completely reinvent their practice. They pursue creative research into the annual focus, and help Eyebeam redefine the meaning of technology. They receive 24/7 studio access, world-class mentorship and generous financial support.

Van Abbemuseum research programme: Deviant Practice
Application deadline: Friday 20 May 2016
Van Abbemuseum Bilderdijklaan 10 Eindhoven The Netherlands
The Van Abbemuseum is seeking proposals from artists, curators and writers as part of the museum’s new research programme: Deviant Practice, which will launch in summer 2016. Researchers will be awarded a grant of up to 10,000 EUR for a mutually agreed period of work in and with the museum. The focus of this first call for proposals is on two research tools: Archives and Constituencies.

Curatorial Open Call Lewisham Art House
Application deadline: Friday 27 May 2016
Lewisham Arthouse 140 Lewisham Way London SE14 6PD

We are inviting proposals from an artist/curator interested in working with us beyond traditional forms of exhibition making. This might include visual art, music, talks, screenings, educational events or other kinds of creative output. The project will coincide with Deptford X art festival and the chosen curator will present their program within the wider context of the festival.

Create Your Own Artist’s Book
12 May – 16 June 2016, Thursdays from 6:30pm to 9pm for 6 weeks
Bishopsgate Institute 230 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4QH
Taking inspiration from materials in the Bishopsgate Institute’s historic archive and library, learn how to design and make your own unique book(s). Over this practical six‑week course you will learn to use and explore collage with images and texts, paper engineering techniques, simple bookbinding methods, paper cutting and folding, mixed media, and other practical approaches to create your own bespoke ‘artist’s’ books.

Exhibition Design and Delivery
Saturday, 28 May 2016, 10am to 4pm for 1 day
Chelsea College of Arts, 16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU
A one-day course on the practical and logistical aspects of exhibition-making. The course starts with the initial concept and research, moving to agreements and layout and finally, to the hanging of work. As well as developing your knowledge of innovative exhibition design, it’s a chance to exchange ideas with the rest of the group. Students are welcome to bring along ideas in relation to future exhibitions that they wish to organise.

Curating Contemporary Art
4 – 8 July 2016, Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm for 5 days Chelsea College of Arts, 16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU
This five-day course will begin with an overview of the history of curating and 21st century curatorial developments. We will survey the main trends, institutions and concerns of contemporary curatorial practices and visit exhibitions in London, from DIY project spaces to museums. The course will provide you with practical information on curatorial practice, supporting you as you build your practical skills with an exhibition proposal.

APRIL 2016

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership: Funded PhD studentship
Application deadline: Monday 16th May 2016
Birkbeck, Malet St, London WC1E 7HX

Now open for applications, a fully-funded PhD studentship at Birkbeck, University of London (School of Arts) and Tate Modern, London is now open for applications. Titled ‘A critical examination of the ‘Public Programme’ within contemporary art institutions’, the project will address the work of three organisations, Open School East, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima) and Tate, who are currently critically using and reflecting on forms of public programming.

Call for Artists: Forum Arts Sculpture Symposium 2016
Application deadline: Sunday 24th April 2016
After successfully curating the First West London Art Prize, and organising the First National Sculpture Symposium in England in 2014, Forum Arts are opening a call to UK based and international artists to participate in an outdoor Sculpture Symposium for 11 days during 12th – 24th July 2016. The Symposium is a residency opportunity for artists to make an entirely new sculpture, to work alongside other artists and to discuss their work. The focus of the symposium is to make work inspired by and in response to the 130 acres and 180 years of the Himalayan Gardens at Riverhill House.

Programmes Volunteer opportunity at Gasworks
Application deadline: Monday 11 April 2016, 10am
Gasworks 155 Vauxhall Street London SE11 5RH

Gasworks is looking for a volunteer to work alongside the Curator and Programmes Coordinator on all aspects of Gasworks’ Exhibitions and International Residency Programmes. The volunteer will gain an insight into the organisational and administrative skills necessary to run a leading artistic programme. This role is for regular days weekly (1 – 2 days) for three months, starting on the week commencing Monday 18 April 2016. Travel expenses within London and lunch will be reimbursed.

Critical Theory in Contemporary Art Practice
21 APR – 23 JUN 2016 Thursdays 6-8:30pm for 10 weeks
Chelsea College of Arts, 16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU
Over the last two decades, the study of art history in art education has been complemented and often superseded by the study of critical theory, while art theorists and critics bring political, social and cultural theories to bear on the interpretation of art.This course bridges this transition and maps the field, enabling students to locate their own research interests. For more details and to book please visit the UAL website.

MARCH 2016

Open Call: Antiuniversity Now 9-12 June 2016
Registration deadline: 10 April 2016

Antiuniversity Now is a collaborative experiment to revisit and reimagine the Antiuniversity of 1968 in a programme of events inspired by the spirit, people and activities of the Antiuniversity of East London. The Antiuniversity Now programme challenges academic and class hierarchy through an open invitation to teach and learn any subject, in any form, anywhere. Visit the website for information, advice and the online registration form.

Residency at Triangle Arts Association New York Jul– Aug 2016
Application deadline: Monday 14 March 2016 at 10am
Gasworks 155 Vauxhall Street London SE11 5RH
Gasworks’ International Fellowships Programme offers UK-based artists the opportunity to undertake a residency at Triangle Arts Association, New York for 2 months. For more information about the fellowship and how to apply download the brief. Triangle’s core initiatives – Residencies, Workshops and Public Programs – are centred on dialogue, experimentation and the creation of community around art. Triangle offers free, spacious studios and a dynamic artistic community to support the development of projects with emphasis on dialogue and experimentation. Our studios are located at 20 Jay Street in Brooklyn, New York. Triangle’s founding concept and current programs de-emphasise professionalisation and specific outcomes, instead allowing artists generous space, context and community within which to focus on their research, ideas and process.

FEBRUARY 2016

Lewisham Arthouse Graduate Studio Award
Lewisham Arthouse, 140 Lewisham Way London SE14 6PD
Lewisham Art House is an artist cooperative based in a Grade II listed building and provides access to artist studios, workshops, exhibitions and learning. We strive to build upon our organisation’s proud history of supporting artists, their audiences and wider communities, fostering diversity and an ongoing commitment to capacity building. We are inviting recent London-based fine or applied arts graduates to apply for the Graduate Studio Award Scheme. The award offers a free 200 sq ft studio for 8 months (commencing 22nd May 2016), culminating with a project/exhibition in our Project Space. The successful applicant is encouraged to participate in our lively artistic community.

JANUARY 2016

Ceramics Studio Co-op
Ceramics Studio Co-op, 17. Block C Juno Way New Cross SE14 5RW London
Ceramics Studio Co-op opened in 2014 in South London to provide ceramics studio spaces and open-access to professional and amateur ceramics artists and designers. They run firing service facility, weekly evening and weekend ceramics and pottery classes and they accept commissions. The studio is a worker’s cooperative, owned and run by the artists who work in it and have equal say in what it does.

Lewisham Arthouse Studios Available
Deadline for applications: 30 December 2015 6pm
Lewisham Arthouse, 140 Lewisham Way London SE14 6PD

Four Studios available from 1 Feb and 1 Mar 2016. 2 are sublets for 6 months and the other 2 are permanent spaces which will be an opportunity to become a member of Lewisham Arthouse. Please note that the sublets will not be part of the Arthouse membership. If you are interested in taking up any of these studios please visit the website for more information and details of how to apply.

Make Your Own Artists Book
Putney Library, 5-7 Disraeli Road, London SW15 2DR
18 Jan to 29 Feb 2016, 2:30-5pm
An experimental artist book-making course by Sarah Sparkes at Putney School of Art and Design that runs on Monday afternoons. You will be given a brief to explore, learn and experiment with new techniques and explore the idea of artist book making. You will learn to use and to explore a wide range of techniques including collage, paper engineering, mixed media, drawing, printing, simple book binding techniques and other practical approaches to create bespoke artist books. A unique opportunity to explore figurative or abstract narratives and sequences in two and three dimensions, and to creatively expand on the idea of a book as art object. See examples of students work.

Critical Theory In Contemporary Art Practice
14 Jan – 17 Mar 2016, Thursdays 6-8:30pm for 10 weeks
Chelsea College of Arts, 16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU

Over the last two decades, the study of art history in art education has been complemented and often superseded by the study of critical theory, while art theorists and critics bring political, social and cultural theories to bear on the interpretation of art.This course bridges this transition and maps the field, enabling students to locate their own research interests. For more details and to book please visit the website.